The Museum offers internship programs for high school, undergraduate, graduate students and others throughout the year. Interns work onsite at the Museum, though some of our internship programs combine onsite work with programs in other educational settings. Specific programs are geared to students in high school, university, professional schools, and the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Coast Guard Academies.
The Museum has general internships available that provide exposure to the programs and services provided by the Museum. Offered on a rolling basis according to departmental need, prospective interns can expect to work in a broad range of capacities in support of the various functions of the Museum.
Applications for general internships are currently open for Summer 2023
- High School Apprenticeship Program
- Holocaust Educator School Partnership (for undergraduate and graduate students)
- General Internships
High School Apprenticeship Program
The High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. After an extensive spring training, Apprentices work part-time (4 days a week) during the summer in different Museum departments; lead tours, circumstances allowing; and are introduced to the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational sides of the Museum. Apprentices are paid for their participation in the program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The High School Apprenticeship Program is made possible through the generosity of the Pinkerton Foundation, Sunshine Foundation, and Con Edison.
Applications for the 2022 High School Apprenticeship Program are closed.
The above video was written, directed, and edited by members of the 2018 High School Apprenticeship Program.
Holocaust Educator School Partnership
The Holocaust Educator School Partnership is a paid internship program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City for undergraduate and graduate students currently studying in the New York metropolitan area. Interns are trained on how to teach the history of the Holocaust and then work with middle and high school students in public schools to understand this history.
During training interns meet with Museum staff, hear testimony from Holocaust survivors, and learn methods for teaching from artifacts in the Museum’s collection. Following training, interns work in pairs, visiting several New York metropolitan-area middle and high schools to teach an introductory classroom lesson and then give tours to these classes at the Museum.
Interns receive payment at the end of the semester.